For the next 7 weeks here on Master Teaching, we’re taking steps toward professional development by completing tasks with a mentor. This week, identify and invite a mentor. Then, come back with your mentor next week for step 2.
How do we learn teaching? By furthering our education, of course. If you’re interested in exploring some options, Kimberly put together a list to get you started.
Have you ever participated in a teacher support group? Melissa shares some of the gains from participating in a Teachers English Corner with her colleagues.
Sometimes we need to freshen up our view of teaching. Bradley Baurain tells us how as he relates some experiences with teaching in different contexts.
Marilyn Lewis tackles a seemingly difficult means of learning teaching–action research–in a way that sounds manageable. Make sure you follow the steps at the end to “Try it out.”
Do you enjoy being observed? Even if you do–and most people don’t!–are there benefits? Julie Prentice gives us some insight into how observation helps us to learn teaching and more importantly “see” our students.
Nicholas Todd follows up on last week’s post with some broad thoughts about observing. His post reads like a TV series with a cliffhanger at the end of each episode. Go ahead and binge watch.